Halloween Mystery Theater!
A spookily fun evening of magic, music, and mystery with acclaimed magician/mentalist Méliès (“MEL-YAY”) and world-renowned violinist Marissa Licata! In this collaborative program, Méliès will perform astonishing magical illusions, read audience minds, and summon the spirit world in a special séance, while virtuoso Licata joins him on stage to perform solo sets of her haunting, other-worldly music. This is a one-of-a-kind Halloween experience not to be missed! Recommended for adults and children over 15. 8:00 pm, October 31, 2016, at the Rockwell Theater (255 Elm Street, Somerville, MA). http://therockwell.org/shows/halloween-mystery-theater/
Marissa Licata is a star powerhouse soloist. Drawing on World music from Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, Marissas unique Gypsy fusion highlights universally familiar melodies with contagious rhythmic energy a relentless energy presented with tremendous passion, heart, joy, and a stylish flair all her own. Her electrifying passion and vibrant presence have been featured on stages throughout the world and has put her in high demand as both a featured soloist and recording artist. She was lead violin on Jethro Tull’s 2006 US tour (subsequently touring with Tull for five season) and on the US tour of Greek crossover tenor, Mario Frangoulis, in 2014. Marissa has also collaborated on projects and performed on tours with Alicia Keys, Ben Harper, Ringo Starr, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, Gloria Estefan, Pras of the Fugees, Gaby Wilson, and many more. Marissa is currently in residence with Boston Ballet.
Magician & Mentalist Méliès, named “Best Magician in Boston” (Thumbtack 2015), is a professional Boston-based magician mentored by acclaimed Chilean magician Matias Letelier. Méliès, who was the featured magician at the Downton Abbey series finale gala at WGBH in Boston in 2016, has performed for such diverse clients as the Harvard Film Archive, Zip Car, Johnny D’s, and Rosie’s Place. With his unique blend of magic, mind-reading, and sophisticated humor, Méliès creates a shared experience of wonder and mystery that leaves his audiences enlivened and thrilled by the possibility of the Impossible. www.magicianmelies.com